Binghamton University to host statewide research symposium


Scholars and scientists from across the state will be at Binghamton University March 6 and 7 for a research symposium aimed at spurring a broad-based, statewide increase in sponsored research and scholarship. The symposium, titled “Destination Discovery: Unleashing Your Research Potential,” is sponsored by the Division of Research and is open to the public.

The symposium is expected to bring together up to 200 people, including noted experts in a number of fields and representatives from many of the nation’s premiere research funding agencies to discuss funding trends and ways to enhance the success of research projects.

SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King will deliver the luncheon keynote address at noon, March 6.

Representatives from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the federal departments of Defense, Education and Commerce, the Fulbright Association, the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank will participate in an opening day plenary session on funding trends.

Topics to be discussed in breakout sessions include building relationships with private foundations, collaborative opportunities between industry and Federal technology programs, building relationships with sponsors, and sponsored projects and community partnerships. Additional topics include the realities of start-ups and spin-offs and international partnerships and collaborations.

Registration is $25, which includes breakfast, lunch and an evening reception on the first day and a second-day continental breakfast.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Sollis at 607-777-5623 or via e-mail at, or visit

Last Updated: 9/17/13